Q&A: Snacking and Weightloss

Q: If one is currently looking to lose 15-20 pounds but they have school all day, does snacking during the day on healthy snacks hinder your goal of weight loss? A: This depends on many factors. I suggest you have a look at a "Ramblings On Snacks." Let's discuss a few factors that you should consider when trying to fit snacks into your daily eating: 1. Are you eating snacks because you are hungry, or are you eating them to increase your meal frequency? Some people erroneously believe that snacking is necessary to keep your metabolism high, prevent lean tissue loss, and control blood sugar. None of this is true. Fasting has been shown to increase metabolism, and retain lean tissue while in a negative energy balance. A lower meal…
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Q&A: Cardio

I've been getting some interesting questions, so I thought I'd start sharing my answers with you all. I welcome all kinds of questions. So hopefully more will come with time! Q: Hi Kyle, I have a few questions about cardio. I find that when I try a new cardio routine it is a lot easier the first few days, but can get more difficult overtime. However, if I mix it up (such as doing different types of interval training, doing some slow up steep hill, or just a long slow jog) I don't have this problem. Why is this happening? Is it psychological or is there a physiological reason for it. Also, regardless of the cause, is constantly changing the regime superior to doing the same every day as long…
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My FMS Experience

Hey folks, I know I've been slacking badly on here. I promise to pick it back up. I just got home from taking taking the Functional Movement Screen in Victoria. It was an absolute blast. I learned so much. The instructor Behnad Honarbakhsh, was ridiculously knowledgeable about movement. I just wanted to share a couple cool things I learned with you: - Pain changes movement and creates compensation. This means that if you have pain in a certain movement pattern, your body will alter the movement pattern to decrease pain. So if a clinician is able to decrease pain, you need to be sure that they also fixed your faulty movement pattern. Otherwise you will still have a dysfunctional movement pattern even though you're pain free. - Risk factors for…
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